RATINGS: 1143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, its futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain.OG: 1.138
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
Batch 7 (2009): 15.07% ABV
Batch 8 (2010): 16.21% ABV
Batch 9 (2011): 16.83% ABV
Batch 10 (2012): 16.0% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18.0% ABV
Batch 12 (2014): 16.1% ABV

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3949) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Im not sure the batch, it said 17.2% ABV on the bottle. Gorgeous mahogany hue with a lush burnt caramel head. Thick vanilla yeast scent dominates the tightly wound nose, though flickers embers of Bananas Foster dance off the glass at times. Bready banana liquor body. Sweet, with alcohol just under the breath, like a flutter of air beneath the door. Well-masked ABV considering the monster octane on this one. Drunken crusty bread finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (270) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2014 bottle. Hazy deep amber pour. Grape, sweet candies sugar in the aroma. Strong taste, hot alcohol, then awash in sweet grains, cinnamon, ruby port, and baked apple. Lingering alcohol burn but in a welcome way. A year plus more would have been nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (911) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2016
Batch 13 17.2%abv. Poured into a tulip. The beer is a super murky light brown with an average khaki head that leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is figs, dates, plums, raisin, molasses, candi sugar, and oak. Taste is full of dark stone fruits. Figs, dates, raisin, sugar plums, brown sugar, oak, alcohol, and fruit cake. Somewhat thick and very sticky and lingering, with alcohol in the finish, but not overpowering. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
Lightly clouded darker red brown with a light tan head. Heavy molasses and honey mixed with alcohol. Raisin, musty lightly funky fruitiness. Very sweet, maybe some bitterness somewhere in the background, maybe a hint of umami. Heavy, syrupy body, alcohol is definitely there but far from being unbalanced. Quite acidic. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1658) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
Thanks to Matt for this one! Je crois quil sagit de la 2015 car la mienne casque 17,5% dalcool. Un nez qui prsente, bien sr, un alcool affirm sans camoufler lensemble des riches armes qui laccompagnent. Beaucoup de fruits schs, de la mlasse, une orange et un fond de vieillissement amer et riche. En bouche, lalcool contenu dans le liquide me rpe un peu la gorge. Les saveurs dpices, de fruits schs, de pain dpices et de gteau au rhum sont riches et trs plaisantes. Une bire forte quil mest trs agrable de dguster ainsi, petites gorges.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joakgust (1407) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2016
Batch 12. Bottle. Hazy amber brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, oranges, wood, apricot, herbs, chocolate and dried fruit. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, oranges, apricot, vanilla, strawberries, herbs and chocolate. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Batch 13 (2015) Aroma - honey, barley, spices, and some Belgian yeast. Appearance - body is an unfiltered auburn. The head is 1/2" off-white. Settles to a foam. And lacing drags. Taste - rich sweet caramelized sugar, dark fruit (raisins, plum, fig, and black cherry), some honey. There is also a bit of German hops. Even some vanilla. Alcohol of course. Palate - body is full, texture slick and sticky, carbonation is lively, the finish rich, sweet, and alcohol/roast astringency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (5306) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Draft at the brewery. Pours almost clear brown with thin, fizzy beige head. Smells like oatmeal, dates, cookie and cereal malts, light caramel, and light woody notes. Tastes like sweet malt, dark fruits, floral hops, and light oak, and a hint of sour fruit. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (1166) - LA, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Batch #13 (July 2015) into a mini Chimay glass. Pours brown with white head and lace. Aroma of malt and white wine with oak. Flavors of rich malts, toothpaste, liquor, dark candy sugar, molassas. Overall big, bold, bodacious...helps to warm up for awhile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2719) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
Batch 6. Rich mahogany with a faint beige head that fades to a ring. Good lord this is a sweet and boozy snoof, lots of fruit, no hint of oxidization, cane sugar, date syrup, reduced balsamic glaze with some figs, low carbonation and full body, very sweet, smooth, alcohol well hidden until the end when you get a bit of a bite. Should be shared but worthwhile.

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